Secretary Invites Young Detectives to Investigate Farm Show
Harrisburg – Young visitors to the 2014
Pennsylvania Farm Show are encouraged to participate in the interactive “Farm
Show Detectives” learning program.
detectives can participate in fun learning activities like investigating the
role of bees in food production, measuring their height in horse hands and
learning how sap becomes maple syrup.
eight-day show runs Jan. 4-11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo
Center in Harrisburg.
Show Detectives program has become a favorite for families and school groups
visiting the Farm Show,” said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. “Children use
a special map to guide them to interactive learning stations where they
discover where their food comes from. It’s a great way to experience the show.”
can pick up an official Farm Show Detectives map and enter to win prizes
sponsored by Turkey Hill at the Department of Agriculture booth, now located in
the Maclay Street Lobby. Use the map to visit learning stations located
throughout the complex. Drop off completed maps at the department’s booth or at
the Pennsylvania Association of Agricultural Educators booth in the Expo Hall.
learning stations will feature 4-H, alpacas, apples, beef and veal, bees and
honey, beetles and bugs, the butter sculpture, dairy, dogs, edible nuts, the
environment, farm equipment, goats, horses, local food, logging horses, maple,
mushrooms, pigs, poultry, rabbits, sheep, vegetables, veterinary medicine and
who visit at least 15 learning stations are eligible to win the grand prize one
year of free ice cream. Each day five winners receive Turkey Hill party packs
and one takes home a cow or truck replica.
stations are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 4-11, and until 5 p.m. Jan. 11.
Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, with 24 acres
under one roof that feature nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits
and 300 commercial exhibitors. Admission is free and parking is $10. For more
information, visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us.
contact: Nicole L.
C. Bucher, 717-787-5085